Thursday, October 24, 2013

Powders I Contour WIth!

First off i want to say that all of the bronzers I'm gonna how and talk about are all MATTE! when you contour your face you want a matte bronzer because contour is supposed to be a natural look, so no shimmer or glitter is gonna look natural! 
some are darker then other but its all in how you apply them, with a heavy hand or a light hand.
I just used my fingers, and i applied 2-3 layers just so they could show up in the pictures. So some may not be that dark!

Also, if you don't know what contouring is, its putting a darker color is the depths of your face to give you more structure. So to make your cheekbones pop out, or slim your nose or to make you chin smaller, as well as your forehead!
to contour you need to first recognize your face shape! 

Here is some pictures on contouring to your face shape!

lets get started!!!

 1.Smashbox bronze lights in "suntan matte"

This bronzer is a light brown with more of an orange undertone. which could go good or bad depending on how you apply it! if you do to much it can look like dirt haha, but if you do a light application it comes off as the perfect color for light/medium skintones. its super creamy and blends so easy! that why i enjoy this so much because its so easy to blend and you only need a little bit because of that!
Also, i have two of these and they have lasted me about 3 years!!

 2. NYC color wheel in "724 all over bronze"

Next, is one of the cheapest ones I'm gonna show! which is why everyone should own it! not only is it cheap but its really good! this has about 4 different colors so you can make it adjustable to what you want! if you want lighter only go in the 2 lighter color, or darker go in to the 2 darker shades! or you can just swirl them all together (whats in the swatch). its not to powdery, so its more of a creamy texture and blends good! perfect contour because its more of just a brown color! no orange or dark brown!

$4 (website!) you can get this at any drugstore!!

3. Maybelline Dream Sun in "150 four seasons"

this bronzer i was obsessed with and used it everyday for about 2 months! its the perfect color for contour or even just bronzing the face! it has 4 different shades, so just like the NYC one you can customize your color! which i usually do! one day i will want a dark contour and other i want a light contour! so this is perfect to take everywhere or have because its a 2 in 1 type bronzer! the color is pretty much just a brown (pic above is all colors swirled together) and if perfect for even darker skin tones!
$8 at any drugstore!

4. Too Faced Bronzer in "Chocolate Soleil"

This bronzer i got from my work, as my 100 point perk! so other sephora's do have this! so check around or even online! this is a really popular bronzer! they also have a milk chocolate one thats a lot lighter for lighter skin-tones! but this on is for medium/dark! but i honestly i think any skin-tone can use this, it just depends on the brush you use! this is a pretty big bronzer for a 100 point perk, and it'll probably last awhile! and the best thing about this bronzer is that it smells like chocolate! when you swirl your brush in it, the air smells like chocolate, its amazing! but you can smell it once its on your face! but the color on this is amazing and perfect and blends the best out of all these bronzers!
i will definitely buy the full sized one!
$30! (link for this one!) (link for milk-choclate bronzer)

5. Mac in "blunt"

Now when you see this picture you might think its super dark! but thats me doing like 3-4 layers!
but this is definitely the darkest of them all, and i would recommend this for medium-tan,dark skin tones because once applied to the face its a very dark contour!
and once its on its on! its kinda hard to blend, but you just need to find your technique and your favorite brush to apply it with! this will not be a settle contour, this is definitely be a dark contour! so if you want that then this is the bronzer for you!
i honestly dont think i will ever hit pan on this because so little goes dark so you only need a little!
$21 (website!)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Ipsy Bag!; The Art Of Beauty

1. Delectable Hand cream in Strawberry and cream

This is a hand cream for dry hand. Its pretty thick but once you rub it in it doesn't leave any thick lotion feeling to the hands. Also, is smells EXACTLY like strawberry and cream it crazy! and it will make you hands smell like that for hours after you apply it! i don't get dry hands, but my sister does so ill give this to her!still a good product tho!

2. Big Sexy Hair volumizing Hair gel  

This stuff is amazing! i used it on its own and it made my hair so volumized! but it doesn't make it feel gross like other products can! it literally just makes your hair is full by itself. BUUTTTT i did use it with the volumizing conditioner by the same brand and it was even better! it made my hair so thick and thick for days! i loved it! i will buy a full sized of this stuff, thats how good it is!

3. ZOYA nail polish in "Mason"

 This is more of a dark plum color with a lot of glitter in it! you cant really see the glitter on the swatch, but in the first picture you can see the glitter in the bottle! i don't usually wear purple (clothes or nail polish) so I'm glad i got something that isn't what i already have. And its perfect for fall!!

4. Buxom Lip Gloss Plumper in "Dolly" 

This is a lipgloss with a plumper, and its more of a mauve pink with glitter in it. I heard that this is a very popular color. At my work (sephora) i have a lot of customers want this lipgloss in this color! i tried it on top of another mauve lipstick (tarte lipstick in THIS kit!) and it was perfect! its not thick or sticky and it stayed all day! 

5. H20 Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment

This is perfect for oily skin people like me, because it is a gel and it will absorb faster then a lotion. Its a face moisturizer that contains vitamin A and E so it'll hydrate the skin very well! which is what i need right now because my skin is being so dry from the weather! and i love the color of this stuff haha

This bag is okay not to crazy about the stuff. The only thing i absolutely love is the Big sexy hair gel. Everything else i will use but they might just sit on my makeup desk just like the other little stuff i get from ipsy! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sephora Lip Servie Christmas Set!!! ($28)

So i was at work (sephora) yesturday and one of my co-workers said i needed this palette before it all gone. So after i got off i got it.. and it was the best purchase ever!!! $28.00 for 6 lipsticks/lipglosses and 5 of them are full sized!? and the colors range from nude to dark fall colors! so ets get into it!!!

1. Smashbox Nylon Nude 

This color is the perfect nude! and this was the one i was most excited about because i have nudes but there more like pink nudes, and this is just a beautiful brown nude!
(retails for $20.00!!)

2. Buxom Lipgloss in Kir Royale
 perfect dark color for fall, you can wear this by itself or on top of a red lipstick to make it super dark!
retails for $19.00!

3. Tarte Pure performance lipstick in inspired
  Perfect everyday nude/rosy pink color!!!
retail for $26!!

4. Bite beauty pigment pencil in pomegrante

this is such a intense red! and you only need a little bit to get that color pay off! perfect for winter and fall!
retails for $24!

5. Stila lip glaze in apricot

Prefect color to throw on top of a pink or a nude lipstick! definitely gonna use it on top of the smashbox lipstick and the tarte lipstick!
retails for $22!

6. Lip Tar in Pretty boy
i have always wanted a lip tar and this came with a full sized one! so i was so excited. I'm not to crazy about the color because i cant pull off bright colors! but i will try to work this one out!
As you can see the little dot on the left is all you need to do your lips! and the right is that little dot spread out! it gives off a very bright high pigmented stain! it will last all day and wont come off!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My Favorite Lip Crayons!

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in "New lover"
 This Lip pencil is very different then the others because its a lipstick but it shows off as a lipgloss. Which is perfect for me because i don't like lipgloss because of the texture. So when i want a glossy look i use this and it feels like a lipstick! and this hot pink is a very sheer pink with gold glitter in it, so you can pair this with almost every eyeshadow look because it wont take away from the eyeshadow colors. They have a huge range of colors for this type of lip pencil. Im gonna try the pinks for sure! there very moisturizing too! 
They also have a matte lip pencil and a Satin lip pencil!

Pop Pouty Crayon In "coral Crush"

 This ip crayon i got i my ipsy bag, and i was so happy with this product! its very smooth and moistrigin. It also is creamy and apply like butter! and the color I'm obsessed with! its the perfect coral color. it also smells like mint, which is always a good scent! Its not to bright or to sheer. Pop beauty also has a lot of different colors, and they come in little kits!
i can wear this with any look also because the color isn't to dramatic, i love this for summer but i will ear all year round! 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in "charm"

This i bought a long time ago, and these are old products. But a lot of people just by pass these. But this lip crayon is amazing! it smells like mint gum! and apply very sheer but its very smooth and moriszing. it gives off a shiny dewy look to the lips. i love this nude because its not to pale and would suit any skin colors!
it also lat forever! i have had this for a year now and have used it plenty of times!

Elf Matte Lip Pencil in Coral
These lip pencils are different then the rest because they are matte! so no glitter or shine. They are pigmented very well and give good color pay off! they can be a little drying just because they are matte, but you can apply a Chapstick under or on top! this coral is a very neutral coral it can go on any skin tone just because its a nude coral and not to orange or hot pink. It also last a long time and there only $3!!!!!
You can find them online or at target!

Elf Matte Lip Pencil in "natural"

 Again this lip pencil is matte and its a natural pink color and you can wear it with any color and wear it everyday! its a little drying formula, but can be fixed like i said above!